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Quick Tip: Create a Neon Text Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Neon Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial we will show you how to make a neon text effect in Photoshop using layer styles and textures. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.A Brick WallStep 1 First make a new PSD document 1200 x 600 pixels resolution 72 Dpi. Now open the brick wall texture and copy and paste it into your new PSD document. Command/Ctrl-T (transform) the texture and resize it until you are happy with it. Make the brick wall texture darker with levels – Image – Adjustments – Levels or Command/Ctrl – L.Step 2 Now make your text with the font "Impact." I used the settings below.Step 3 Now we are going to apply some layer styles. Double Click on the text layer to open Layer Styles. Select Stroke and use the setti...
Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this quick tip tutorial, we will explain how to create a crisp, metallic text effect using just a couple of layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Rothenburg Decorative Free Font Subtle Grunge BrushesStep 1 Before opening Photoshop, install the font Rothenburg Decorative and these grunge brushes. Open Photoshop and Create a New Document, 1800 x 1300 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI and finally then Fill the background with this dark grey color #1f1f1f.Step 2 Create a New Layer, name it ‘texture’ and using these Grunge Brushes click a couple of times in the center of the document using a white color. Use different brushes, try to cover the center of the document, varying the textures...
Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Stitched Denim Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this tutorial, we will explain how to combine Photoshop filters, brushes, and vector shapes to create a stitched denim text effect using Photoshop CS6. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Grobold font. gradient-shapes for Photoshop by ilnanny. Rust ‘n Grunge by Ryan2006.Step 1 Create a new 1250 x 768 px document.Set the Foreground color to #83b7ca and the Background color to #22576b, then, fill the “Background” layer with the Foreground color.Next, we are going to apply some filters to create the denim texture. The same texture will be used for both the Background and the text. Start by going to Filter > Filter Gallery > Sketch > Halftone Pattern. Change the Size to 1, the Contrast to 0, ...
Quick Tip: Create a “Scary” Text Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a “Scary” Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this quick tip tutorial, we will show you how to create a "scary" text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Free Font – Times New Yorker Free Dark and Rock Patterns .PATStep 1 First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with WHITE background color. Now prepare your assets. Install the Times New Yorker font into your computer and open the .PAT file.Step 2 First, we need to make a layer from background. To do this, right click on Background layer and choose "Layer from background" name it as you wish and hit OK. Now go to Menu > Layer > Layer Style > Blending Options and use the settings below. You can also access Blending Opti...
Quick Tip: Create a Glass Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

Quick Tip: Create a Glass Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

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In this quick tip tutorial we will show you how to create a glass text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Font – The Nautigal Pattern used for the background (Graphic River) Background Image (Free)Step 1 Preparing assets and creating document. First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with WHITE background color. Now prepare your assets. Install The Nautigal font into your computer and optionally open the .PAT file for creating background or use the Background Image instead of starting new document, so you can skip creating background and jump to step 3 of this tutorial.Step 2 Making Background. Go to Menu > Layer > Layer Style ...
Quick Tip: Create a Candy Flavored Text Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Candy Flavored Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this quick tip tutorial we will explain how to create a candy cane-style text effect in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Anja Eliane Font Cherry Pattern Wavy PatternStep 1 First of all you have to install both .pat files. You can do this by double clicking each icon.Step 2 Create a new document. Set width to 600px and height to 450. Resolution must be 72 DPI.Step 3 Duplicate the background (Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer > OK) and rename the new layer as ‘Background Pattern’.Step 4 Now we are going to add some texture. Double click on ‘Background Pattern’ and the ‘Layer Style’ window will appear. Go to ‘Pattern Overlay’, select ‘Cherry01′ from the list and press OK.St...
Quick Tip: Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Shiny, Gold, Old World Text Effect in Photoshop

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In this quick tip tutorial we will show you how to create a shiny, gold, old world text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Font – Pieces of Eight Metal Patterns Stripes Pattern .PAT (In Source Files) Background Image (In Source Files)Step 1 First prepare your assets. Install the Pieces of Eight font onto your computer and open both .PAT files. Finally open the "background-img.jpg" which is 600×400 px and will be your workspace.Step 2 Now we can start making our first text effect. First choose the type tool and change font to Pieces of Eight, size should be around 280 pt for letter "G" and around 350 pt for the rest of letters with anti-aliasing set to Sharp a...
Quick Tip: Create a Sports-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

Quick Tip: Create a Sports-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

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In this quick tutorial we will show you how to create sports-themed text effect using layer styles in Photoshop. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Font – SF Sports Night 3 used Patterns .PATStep 1 Preparing assets and creating document. First create a new .PSD document, 600 x 400 pixels in RGB mode, 72 DPI with any background color. Now prepare your assets. Install the SF Sports Night fonts into your computer and open .PAT file.Step 2 Making Background. First we need to change our background color. Change your foreground color to #111F2A as seen on picture below. Then easily hit Alt+Delete to and your background should be changed to that color now.Now make a layer from the background by right clicking...
Create a Retro Chrome Automobile Emblem in Photoshop

Create a Retro Chrome Automobile Emblem in Photoshop

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By combining certain fonts and styles, you can create graphics reminiscent of the automobile emblems of the 1950′s, also known as Brightwork. In this tutorial we will show you how to create a reflective, retro chrome emblem using Photoshop layer styles and a few selection tricks. Let’s get started. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Cocktail Shaker Font from Font BrosStep 1 The first thing we’re going to do is create our background. Create a new document, ours is 1920 x 1280, and unlock the background layer. It doesn’t matter what color it is, because we are going to override that color using layer styles. Double click the name of your background layer in the Layers palette to open the layer styles dialog box. Apply the following...
Create Glossy, Plastic, 3D Text in Photoshop CS5 Extended

Create Glossy, Plastic, 3D Text in Photoshop CS5 Extended

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This tutorial will explain how to use Repoussé inside Photoshop CS5 to create an amazing 3D text effect, without the need for any other 3D software. Many different material values will be modified to accomplish the final result, and some adjustment layers will be used to enhance the outcome as well. Let’s get started!Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.Mousou Record G Font More Grunge vi texture by struckdumb Bokeh Texture by Photoshop-StockEnabling OpenGL The Repoussé will not work unless OpenGL is enabled. So go to Edit > Preferences > Performance, and make sure Enable OpenGL Drawing (under GPU Settings) is checked.Also, go to Edit > Preferences > 3D, and make sure OpenGL (under Interactive Rendering) is en...